Here are the top six expensive transfers of Manchester United. These all five players were signed by Sir Alex Ferguson and most of them proved their worth.
6. Ruud van Nistelrooy (2001-2006)
Ruud van Nistelrooy is the fifth most expensive player that Manchester United signed. Former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson signed van Nistelrooy from PSV Eindhoven for £26.6 million in June 2001. The Dutch striker scored 150 goals in 219 appearances in his five years stay at Old Trafford before being transferred to Real Madrid.
5. Wayne Rooney (2004-Present)
Wayne Rooney, Manchester United star player joined them in August 2004 after playing two years at Everton. Again Sir Alex was the manager that time who signed him for £28 million. Wayne Rooney has played a big role for United since his arrival. The 28-year-old has netted 208 goals in 424 games. The Englishman has won 5 Premier League titles and a Champions League title with them.
4. Rio Ferdinand (2002-Present)
Ferdinand was world’s most expensive defender when he moved to Manchester United from Leeds United for £30 million in July 2002. Just after a year, he suffered an eight month ban due to his failure in a drug test, but this incident was quickly put aside as he became the backbone of the Red Devils. United captain has played 444 games for them.
3. Juan Sebastian Veron (2001-2003)
Former Lazio and Argentina star midfielder Veron signed for the English side in July 2001. Manchester United paid £33 million to Lazio for him. Veron played 82 games during his 2 years at United before being transferred to the English rivals Chelsea where he played on 7 games in a season.
2. Dimitar Berbatov (2008-2012)
The former Tottenham Hotspur star player signed for Manchester United in September 2008. Alex Ferguson was the man who signed him from Spurs for £34.75 million. He scored 56 goals in 149 matches in his four year spell at Manchester United. Currently the Bulgarian is playing for Premier league side Fulham.
1. Juan Mata (2014-Present)
Yesterday Manchester United completed the singing of Juan Mata from Chelsea. The fee is reportedly around £37.1 million, a club record transfer fee.
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